Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Me and my father

When I was 4 Yrs Old : My father is THE BEST

When I was 6 Yrs Old: My father seems to know everyone

When I was 10 Yrs Old: My father is excellent but he is short tempered

When I was 12 Yrs Old: My father was nice when I was little

When I was 14 Yrs Old: My father started being too sensitive

When I was 16 Yrs Old : My father can't keep up with modern times

When I was 18 Yrs Old : My father is getting less tolerant as the days pass by

When I was 20 Yrs Old : It is too hard to forgive my father, how could my Mum stand him all these years

When I was 25 Yrs Old : My father seems to be objecting to everything I do

When I was 30 Yrs Old: It's very difficult to be in agreement with my father, I wonder if my Grandfather was troubled by my father when he was a youth

When I was 40 Yrs Old: My father brought me up with a lot of discipline, I must do the same

When I was 45 Yrs Old: I am puzzled, how did my father manage to raise all of us

When I was 50 Yrs Old : It's rather difficult to control my kids, how much did my father suffer for the sake of upbringing and protecting us

When I was 55 Yrs Old: My father was far looking and had wide plans for us, he was gentle and outstanding.

When I became 60 Yrs Old: My father is THE BEST

Note that it took 56 Yrs to complete the cycle and return to the starting point "My father is THE BEST "

Let's be good to our parents before it's too late and pray to Allaah that our own children will treat us even better than the way we treated our parents

Allah(SWT) says: "Your lord has decreed that you worship non but him and show kindness to parents. If one or both reach old age with you then do not say uff! To them nor repulse them, but speak graciously to them" {Surah Al-Isra: Ayah 23}

O our lord, forgive me and my parents and believers on the day when the reckoning shall come to pass. {Surah Ibrahim: Ayah 41}O my Lord, have mercy on them (parents) just as they nourished me when I was small.{Surah Bani Irail: Ayah 24}



أم ترافيس said...

I recently read something similar about Moms :) It is so cute ma shaa Allah!

Umm Khadijah said...

Ok masha'Allaah, wouldn't mind reading that.

sister said...

as salamu alakum warahmatullah, i really liked that, it made think. may allah reward you for that ameen

CareMuslimah said...

aww that's so sad sister. But it's an awesome text!.. MashAllah I'v read something like that before but in spanish.

I love my dad, and he's the best.. I'm saying it now and I'm 19 :)..

Umm Khadijah said...

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuhu, glad you both liked it masha'Allaah, I didn't write it though, just in case you thought that :)

Lisa said...

I really enjoyed this. What a great message for Father's Day. Love you lots.

Hajar said...

I love this. Insha'Allah, for as long as I may ... both of my parents will always be THE BEST! :)

UmmS said...

Lovely post mashaAllah...

My dad passed away when I was 24 so I guess I never had the chance to get to most of those stages..

Allah grant him Jannah inshaAllah...

Islam4Parents said...


MashaAllah, very nice post. JazakAllah khair for sharing.